Linking Poverty and Disease Lower socioeconomic status (SES) has been associated with a higher risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and events. However, the mechanisms linking poverty and low fiscal resources to CVD are unclear. Factors believed to contribute include living and working in low SES neighborhoods, reduced access to quality health care, lower education levels…

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A cornerstone of preventative cardiovascular nursing is education and counseling on lifestyle behaviors and change. Have you ever wondered if all that intense focus on lifestyle makes a difference in either the behaviors, risk factors, and progression to either type 2 diabetes (T2DM) or cardiovascular disease (CVD) for your patients with Metabolic Syndrome (METS)? Efforts…

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As the winter months ensue, health behaviors are at risk for taking a negative turn. Changes in eating patterns, increased sedentary time, reduced overall activity, and altered sleep patterns are all to blame. In addition, reduced exposure to natural light, as people tend to stay indoors due to inclement weather, may contribute to “feeling blue”…

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